Dump Truck Crashes, Spills Hot Asphalt

By Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013  |  Updated 5:44 AM EDT
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A road in West Windsor Township, N.J., reopens after being shut down because of a hot asphalt spill.

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A road in West Windsor Township, N.J., reopens after being shut down because of a hot asphalt spill.

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Asphalt on the roadway is expected but not like this.

A dump truck struck a parked car at the intersection Route 1 south of Washington Road in West Windsor Township, N.J. -- a short distance northeast of Trenton – around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to West Windsor police.

The force of the wreck pushed that car across the northbound lanes of Route 1 and into a gas station parking lot where it struck another vehicle that was fueling up. It also caused the truck to overturn, spilling hot asphalt onto a 50-year section of the roadway.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries, according to police. No one else was hurt.

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Crews used heavy machinery to pull the hardening asphalt off the road. They worked for four-plus hours overnight to clean-up the mess left behind including cleaning up the hot tar and repairing a concrete median damaged during the crash.

The roadway finally reopened around 5 a.m.

No charges were immediately filed.

 


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